Rescued duck finds budding romance with a dog

Rescued duck finds budding romance with a dog

Woof, a duck that was rescued from the roadside in Omsk, has found a budding romance with a canine. Anastasia Kalmychkova found the duck and took it back to her flat and her two dogs. Although she had her reservations, she didn’t need to worry a...
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Bugatti and Lamborghini supercars given debuts at Monterey Autoweek 2019

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Man chows down 300 gyoza to become King of the Dumpling

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The ultimate crossover? Karst cave in China converted into basketball court

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Would you try out a hot dog ice cream sandwich?

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Oldest surviving Porsche auctioned at Monterey's 2019 Autoweek

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Chinese father creates spinning stroller for baby triplets

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Unsquashable cockroach-inspired robot to help in rescue operations

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